Barrel Organs

Street organ

    Street organ

    Germany, Berlin, Bielefeld


    G. Bacigalupo — organ, Max Geweke Orgelbauer - pinned barrel

    Mahogany, metal, brass, steel, paper; casting, woodworks, lathing, wood carving, varnishing

    53 х 36 х 66 cm, 18 kg

    On facade: “G . Bacigalupo Berlin”. On the right sticker: ”Max Geweke Orgelbauer Bielefeld Programm Walze 1 1.Alte Kameraden Marsch 2. La Paloma Wflzer 3. Sei nicht bös Walzer 4. Berliner Luft Marsch 5. In Rixdorf ist Musike Polka 6. Wiener Praterleben Walzer 7. Petersburger Marsch (Dankste dann, du Berliner Planze) Marsch 8. Mariechen saß weinend im Garten Walzer 9. Alle Musikstücke sind Original – Arrangemente für diese 26er Harmonipan – Orgel. 10. Sie unterliegen dem Urheber – Rechtsschutz und dürfen nicht kopiert warden!”, на левой наклейке: ” Max Geweke Orgelbauer Bielefeld Programm Walze 2 1. Ave maria Präludium 2. Morgen Kinder wurds was geben + Klang Glöckchen Klang Weichtnachtslieder 3. O du Fröchliche Weichtnachtslied 4. Süsser die Glocken nie Klingen Weichtnachtslied 5. Leise reieselt der Schee + Am Wiehnachtsbaum die Lichter brennen Weichtnachtslieder 6. O Tannenbaum + Alle Jahre wieder Weichtnachtslieder 7. Es ist ein Ros’ entsprunden Weichtnachtslied 8. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht Weichtnachtslied 9. Alle Musikstücke sind Original – Arrangemente für diese 26er Harmonipan – Orgel. 10. Sie unterliegen dem Urheber – Rechtsschutz und dürfen nicht kopiert warden!”. Наклейка на крышке: “BIEM” (Bureau International des Sociétés Gérant les Droits d'Enregistrement et de Reproduction Mécanique - the international bureau of societies governing the rights of mechanical recording and reproduction), on the sticker on the barrel: "GEMA" (German society, which manages the rights of mechanical recording and reproduction)


    Organ in rectangular wooden case made of polished mahogany, on high pedestal with corner feet, reinforced by ornately shaped brass plates. The facades of the case and the pedestal are decorated with carving in combination with the paint of golden, white, red and blue shades. Music instruments on the background of flowers and oak leaves are painted on the pedestal, manufacturer's company title surrounded by stylized branches is on the case. Fifteen metal piccolo pipes with cover plugs are in the open shelf of the facade. Metal handles-staples for carrying are on the lateral sides. Knife and bolt mechanism of a pinned barrel is on the left side. Located above crank, in the form of an anchor, raises and lowers the keyframe in the working position. A removable pinned barrel lid with an aperture for the axis is on the right side. A hinged lid with two hooks, which opens access to the pinned barrel, is on the top.

    A sticker "BIEM" and two paper labels with the company-manufacturer’s title and typewritten lists of tunes in German for two pinned barrels are on the lid inner side. The pinned barrel number 1 for eight tunes and a keyframe with twenty-five keys, according to the number of basic tones, are under the lid. A sticker "GEMA" is on the barrel. With the keyframe raised, the barrel can be moved along the axis and set to one of eight fixed positions according to the selected melody. When the detachable crank on the organ rear side rotates, the worm gear rotates the barrel and the crank gear activates the bellows blowing air into the wind chest, the chamber with valves distributing the compressed air between the pipes. The pins and bridges on the barrel raise the keys that open the valves of the respective pipes.